I have been hinting at my Red, White, Aqua Christmas Tree for a few weeks now (here) and (here). Why the delay!?! My Christmas Tree is eight years old and on four separate occasions my tree has quit on me. Each time I had to use wire cutters to remove a section of the non-working lights and re-wrap it with new lights. I’m so worn out by this tree, I can’t even begin to tell you how over it I am! I’m totally crossing my fingers that we make it a few more days without huge section burnouts – Stud and BBB don’t know if they can handle the frustration!
Little Berkeley looks pretty chilled, but I’m pretty sure she’s guilty for the first round of light outages!
I showed you how I gave a new look to some of my old, basic ornaments the other day – love the whimsical look of polka-dots.
And through the rest of the house I have lots of mercury touches so I went with it on the tree, too. I love my new silver glitter poinsettia ornament.
Another Potterybarn ornament from long ago!
And a classic, Big B’s Potterybarn Train ornament from years ago. I love shiny enamel!!! I wish for more of it on my tree!!!
This year has had a lot of emotions and I wanted to add the word ‘Joy’ all over my tree so I would continue to remember that even though this world has trouble and suffering, this entire season points back to the real reason for Joy — the Hope that Our Promised Savior offers me (and you)!
After way too many snow days (really they were ice days, but snow sounds better), I ventured out to Anthropologie and found this real pretty monogram ‘L’ in a mercury finish. I picked up several and want to go back for more. They are so pretty on the tree.
You know how I’m loving the shiny enamel ornaments? I think my love is equally tied with this year’s Santa and Snowman porcelain ornaments.
A few icicles that Moni bought us on our very first Christmas, back in 2000!
A cute honeycomb red and white ornament — can anyone guess where I found these!?!
Another red shiny enamel ornament from Potterybarn. Little B picked this out years ago when Big B selected the train from Potterybarn.
More of my Sharpie Polka-dot ornaments.
And that’s about it. Next year I’ll be replacing this 9 foot slim tree and grow this collection even more. AND I’ll be getting a my first flocked tree – I’ve dreamed about that day almost forever!!!
And just a little advice for those of you just starting out, buy a white tree skirt – they’re inexpensive, it looks like snow beneath the tree, it doesn’t fight with any tree, room, or gift wrap decor, and it reflects the light to make your tree even brighter! Okay, stepping down from that soapbox now.
Speaking of gift wrap, the striped is from IKEA, the chevron is from Hobby Lobby – love their thick paper, and I’m on the hunt for red and white polkadot paper – leave me a comment if you have a lead! Instead of ribbon, I love the iridescent look of the organza tulle in aqua.
Christmas Decor Ideas (HERE)
Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch
Be sure to mark your calendars for this Thursday – December 19th where any holiday related posts can be linked up at a party I’m co-hosting with my friend Shauna from Satori Design for Living!